Michigan White Gold Card Is Now Available
How would you like to ski 31 of Michigan’s top ski areas for less than $6.50 per visit this winter?
All you have to do is purchase the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association White Gold Card, which is now on sale for $199. It allows you to ski one time during the 2012/13 winter at 31 of the Wolverine State’s top ski areas, and also includes a free edge sharpening and waxing for your skis. No catch, just a straight forward offer, according to MSIA volunteer president.
"The White Gold Card is an exceptional value," says Kershner, Director of Snowsports at Shanty Creek. "If you paid for a lift ticket at each of these ski areas and brought your skis in for a tune-up, you could easily spend around $1,100."
The purchaser takes the card to the ski area's lift ticket window where a corresponding square on the card is punched and you get a ticket. The only blackout time is through the Christmas/New Year Holiday period. The first person to complete skiing or riding all 29 areas is eligible to win a free card good for the following season. The punched out card accompanied by used lift tickets from all 29 areas must be returned to MSIA.
“It’s a great deal,” Michigan resident Sally Rusch told SnoCountry.com. “My husband and I purchase them, because we really enjoy skiing at different areas around the state." Spend a weekend in the Petoskey area skiing at both Boyne areas and Nubs Nob, and the card has pretty much paid for itself. Additional areas are all free add-ons. “This season I’m getting additional cards as stocking stuffers for the kid’s Christmas,” she added.
Boyne Resorts, Nubs Nob, Shanty Creek, Crystal Mountain, Caberfae Peaks, The Homestead, Indianhead Mountain, Marquette Mountain, and Treetops are just a sampling of the many choices found on the White Gold Card, which goes on sale this week. They are sold in limited quantity and normally sell out. Only 400 are printed each season. Follow the link below for purchase information.